I really don't get the point of these. I can see special use cases like pointed out earlier where a company is in the Google Eco system and does everything productive in the cloud anyways, sure but for a general use computer? An HP laptop with Windows is only $40.00 more.
The fee had been $50 per unit for devices at that price point, but now it will
cost manufacturers just $15. Bloomberg says that the price reduction was a response
to Google Chromebooks, which have been doing extremely well in the sub-$300 market...
The hype around tablet type devices is waning even Apple is rumored to be testing arm based laptops with OSX. Microsoft of course is concentrating on keyboard mouse users as well for the upcoming Windows 9. Interesting times, thanks for sharing.